Maths and English
The study of Maths and English is central to success. Learners who do not have
a grade 4 or above in maths or English will be supported to achieve this. Maths
and English skills are also embedded within the study programme. This is because
we know employers value the applied and practical skills students acquire on this
course. A wide range of skills will be covered including approximation, mental
arithmetic, capability with visual data, the ability to check calculations and simple
problem-solving as well as important communication skills; listening and speaking
and good writing, spelling, grammar and vocabulary.
Maths and English are key skills which will enable you to be successful in work and
life. Achieving a recognised Maths and English qualification will open up career and
job opportunities. They will allow you to progress to higher qualifications, such as
a degree or higher apprenticeship. National data shows that having a maths and
English qualification will mean you can earn significantly more over your lifetime.
As well as increasing your career opportunities, they will provide you with vital
skills for life, such as avoiding financial scams (e.g. phishing), understanding and
checking your payslips, filling in forms and writing emails correctly. They will also
help you to engage with and understand current global issues, e.g. climate change.